CoolerMaster CM 690 III Review

Up Close: Stripped

CoolerMaster CM 690 III Review


Up Close:  Stripped

Easily released plastic barbs allow the front of the case to be removed in one piece.  A large aperture for the 5.25" bays, beneath which lays the large 200mm fan.  We're not quite sure just how CoolerMaster have managed to squeeze this in here especially as the case itself is only 230mm wide and a good proportion of that is the bulge on the right hand side.  Should you decide you don't want the nice low speed low noise fan provided, you can always whip it out and replace it with your choice of either 2x120mm, 2x140mm or 1x180mm. 

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Both the 5.25" blanks and the main intake area are filtered.  On the downside though, whichever fans you go for if you want to clean the main filter you're first going to have to remove the front of the case

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The 690 III comes with a multi language instruction booklet.  The images are clear and plentiful, but could do with being a little bigger.  Getting lost momentarily when we were looking for the English sentences it tickled us no end to find the Polish phrase "Jak podJak pod", which by all accounts means "How to install the Power supply"  How the Hell can a six word sentence, where none of the words are duplicated be translated into a three word sentence where there are essentially only two words???  Pod and Jak?  Still, it made us chuckle and reminded us that as Britons were are remarkably ignorant of other languages.

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Most Recent Comments

16-09-2013, 05:25:10

Oh boy, the new CM 690 III is here. Are we excited or what! We loved the first two generations so hopes are high.

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16-09-2013, 05:32:45

Miss a link :-DQuote

16-09-2013, 06:51:20

Everytime I see this case it reminds me how much of a copy my enermax case is of this :l.

Anyway, good to see that its still a strong, solid performer.Quote

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